Colours of Autumn

Glass or Snow Igloos , Independent , Northern Lights
Lapland at Northern Lights Village Saariselka in an Aurora Cabin and Rovaniemi
5 days
Sep - Nov
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Stay 2 nights at the Northern Lights Village in Saariselka in a fantastic Aurora Cabin, where you can lie in bed looking out at the night sky through a glass roof. Search for the Aurora Borealis and experience a husky safari, before travelling on to Rovaniemi for a further 2 nights. Here you will enjoy a visit to a Reindeer Farm and to Santa Claus Village. A true taste of the best of Lapland in autumn!

Day 1  Ivalo - Saariselka  Arrival: Northern Lights Village and Aurora Cabin
On arrival at Ivalo Airport transfer to the hotel in Saariselka and time at leisure. 2 nights with dinner at the Northern Lights Village in a fantastic Aurora Cabin. Each cabin has a huge, laser heated glass roof facing north, so you can lie in bed looking out at the forest and at the night sky.....a truly wonderful experience!

If time permits you might like to enjoy an optional guided excursion such as hiking (3hrs), a visit to Siida Museum the museum of Sami culture in nearby Inari (6hrs), a day trip to Nellim near the Russian border with its delightful Holy Trinity Church and exhibition of the Orthodox history of the Sami people (6hrs), Gold Panning at Tankavaara Village (4hrs); Aurora Hunting by Electric Fatbike (2hrs). 

Day 2  Saariselka: Husky Farm Visit & Wagon Ride, Evening Aurora Camp by the Lake and Aurora Cabin.
Today get ready to meet some furry friends with a 1.5hr guided safari. Start with a visit to the kennel where you'll meet these amazing canine athletes, before a 4km drive down the forest trails on a wagon pulled by these enthusiastic dogs -  an unforgettable experience.  After the ride, it's time for relaxing in the Kota, while enjoying warm berry juice and listening to the exciting stories the musher has to tell. If the snow conditions allow a sled may replace the wagon. Includes transfers, hot drinks and snacks.   

Tonight get ready for your 19:00hrs 3 hr Aurora Camp by the Lake experience. An unforgettable evening, where the roaring fire and (hopefully!) the spectacular dance of the Northern Lights awaits you, at the Aurora Camp located by a picturesque lake. Travel to the Camp stopping on the way at rugged Lake Inari, which was believed by the ancient Laplanders to be the home of Ukko the Overgod. From there, we continue to the Camp, where we warm up in a cosy hut by the fire, and enjoy hot drinks and a traditional Lapland midnight snack, while waiting for the Northern Lights to maybe appear on the horizon. Includes transfers, hot drinks and snacks by the open fire. 2nd overnight with dinner in the Aurora Cabin.  

Day 3  Saariselka – Rovaniemi and Optional Evening in the Wilderness Dinner
Today take the regular coach from Saariselka to Rovaniemi (approx 4hrs). On arrival make your own way to your hotel and time at leisure. Explore the town, browse the shops or perhaps visit the fabulous Arktikum Museum. 2 nights in Rovaniemi. 

Tonight you might like to enjoy an optional 4 hr guided Evening in the Wilderness with Dinner. Experience the delightful culture of Finland with this traditional dinner and sauna on the banks of a beautiful lake. Upon arrival we learn how to heat a Finnish sauna, a process taking about 60 minutes. While we wait for the sauna to heat, relax and look out for the northern lights. Then it's sauna time, followed by a delicious meal with delicacies of Lapland including glow-fried salmon. Includes transfers, dinner and sauna.
 
 
Day 4  Rovaniemi  Visit to Reindeer Farm and Santa Claus Village
Today you will experience the fun of the Arctic with a 4 hr guided safari. We start with a visit to a local reindeer farm to meet the reindeer herder and his friends, with the chance to take photos, and hear about life on the farm and the traditions of the Sami. Then it's off to Santa Claus Village where you can explore the quirky souvenir shops, visit Santa's Post Office and perhaps meet the man himself! Includes transport and hot drinks. 2nd overnight in Rovaniemi.

Day 5  Rovaniemi Departure
Check out from the hotel, transfer to Rovaniemi Airport and end of arrangements.

Departures: daily September - November 2020

Includes: 2 nights’ accommodation at Saariselka at the Northern Lights Village in an Aurora Cabin with breakfast and dinner; 2 nights accommodation at Rovaniemi at Scandic Rovaniemi City Hotel or similar with breakfast; 3 guided excursions being Husky Farm Visit & Wagon Ride, Aurora Camp by the Lake and Visit to Reindeer Farm and Santa Claus Village; coach one way Saariselka - Rovaniemi; arrival transfer Ivalo Airport - Northern Lights Village; departure transfer hotel - Rovaniemi Airport.

Excludes: optional activities
 

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Price per person FROM:
Double AUD$ 1979.00
Single AUD$ 2969.00

Includes: 2 nights’ accommodation at Saariselka at the Northern Lights Village in an Aurora Cabin with breakfast and dinner; 2 nights accommodation at Rovaniemi at Scandic Rovaniemi City Hotel or similar with breakfast; 3 guided excursions being Husky Farm Visit & Wagon Ride, Aurora Camp by the Lake and Visit to Reindeer Farm and Santa Claus Village; coach one way Saariselka - Rovaniemi; arrival transfer Ivalo Airport - Northern Lights Village; departure transfer hotel - Rovaniemi Airport.

The prices shown are for September-October 2020 departures

Price per person FROM:
Double AUD$ 2310.00
Single AUD$ 3629.00

Includes: 2 nights’ accommodation at Saariselka at the Northern Lights Village in an Aurora Cabin with breakfast and dinner; 2 nights accommodation at Rovaniemi at Scandic Rovaniemi City Hotel or similar with breakfast; 3 guided excursions being Husky Farm Visit & Wagon Ride, Aurora Camp by the Lake and Visit to Reindeer Farm and Santa Claus Village; coach one way Saariselka - Rovaniemi; arrival transfer Ivalo Airport - Northern Lights Village; departure transfer hotel - Rovaniemi Airport.

The prices shown are for November 2020 departures

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